Social Business Cooperation
On October 8-9, 2014, Social Business Earth had the opportunity to join the University of Economics in Bratislava, Slovakia, in cooperation with the NGO Epic and Ashoka Fellow Michal Smetanka to provide several lectures on social business to Slovak economic students.
On October 8, Samantha Caccamo, CEO and Founder of Social Business Earth, held a Social Business Lecture with simultaneous translation into Slovak. In attendance were 130 students interested in increasing their knowledge about social entrepreneurship and social business within the subject “Labor Market and Employment Policy.”
During the second part of the lecture held by Ashoka Fellow Michal Smetanka, a group of about 20 students learned about several social business ideas that are being implemented in Eastern parts of Slovakia to tackle some urgent social challenges faced by marginalized communities. The results were excellent, and many of them showed an interest in becoming actively involved in social business either through volunteering or by offering their skills to help.
We would like to thank Epic Slovakia, Ashoka Fellow Michal Smetanka, and the University of Economics for giving us the opportunity to organize a Social Business Lecture for their students. A special thanks goes to Epic Slovakia for this fruitful cooperation.